Japanese ceramic artist Harumi Nakashima is most well-known for his free-form sculptures with spotted polka-dots. At once both stoic as well as tortured, the organic forms are reminiscent of some type of odd plant this claims it’s home in a science fiction novel. Nakashima is a member of the modern Japanese ceramics movement Sōdeisha. As is apparent from his own work, the movement was a reaction against the hegemony of folk-craft style and philosophy that claimed dominance in Japan.

Nakashima’s work can be seen on display through the end of the week at Galerie NeC nilsson et chiglien in Paris. But if you’d like to own a piece you better get out your check book. Nakashima’s pieces have been known to fetch north of 20K USD at auctions.

source: muuuz | notcot